Political Charge Weekly Recap 8/5

Weekly Recap

This week will always be remembered as the week Trump was indicted by Jack Smith for his conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election result. It was a big step towards accountability that we’re all very hungry for.

There was also other good news, so let’s get into it!

Good News

Remember how the Republican led Tennessee legislature expelled Justin Jones and Justin Pearson, two young Black legislators, for protesting with young activists who wanted more gun safety laws passed? Well, they just won back their seats decisively in a special election this Thursday!

Michigan has indicted all 16 of Trump’s fake 2020 electors

The 5th Circuit ruled that Mississippi’s law banning some former felons from voting ever again was unconstitutional (in fact, they ruled it was “cruel and unusual punishment”)

Kamala Harris had a masterful response to DeSantis demanding she debate him about the history of slavery. She said, “There is no roundtable, no lecture, no invitation we will accept to debate the undeniable fact: There were no redeeming qualities to slavery.”

Bidenomics continued to work in July: 178,000 more jobs, earnings are up, inflation is down, and JP Morgan Chase agrees that there is no recession in sight

There’s been a big shift with Independents — in March 53% of them thought Trump has committed a crime, and now 64% of them do

One of DeSantis’ biggest donors told him he wouldn’t give any more until DeSantis attracts new major donors and adopts a more moderate approach

GOP in disarray: Giuliani attacked Pence, Pence is selling “Too Honest” merch (that quote showed up in Trump’s latest indictment), and DeSantis attacked Trump about 2020

House Republicans’ hearing with Devon Archer was a disaster — they promised he had the goods on Hunter Biden, but the transcript showed Archer exonerated Hunter of all the lies the GOP has been throwing at him

Call to Action

If you know anyone in Ohio, ask them to please vote NO on Issue 1 THIS Tuesday, August 8! Preserve the right of Ohioans to pass initiatives, like codifying abortion rights this November!


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